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The symbol shows the location of the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter which serves 1,550,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Emley Moor transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)578mDTG-174,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)578mDTG-174,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

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C41 (634.0MHz)578mDTG-174,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Yorkshire, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C33 (570.0MHz)566mDTG-8174,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 H -15.4dB
C39 (618.0MHz)565mDTG-125,000W
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from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Leeds,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Emley Moor transmitter?

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BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 22km north-northeast (22°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 22km north-northeast (16°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

Are there any self-help relays?

Derwent BActive deflector74 homes
Derwent CActive deflector (second level)
Dunford BridgeActive deflector14 km S Huddersfield15 homes
Hmp LeedsTransposer30 homes
ThixendaleTransposer25 km ENE York40 homes

How will the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 870kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 174kW
com7(-12dB) 54.8kW
com8(-12.3dB) 51.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-19.4dB) 10kW
Mux A*, LLS(-22.4dB) 5kW
Mux D*(-23.4dB) 4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Oct 2002Yorkshire Television
Oct 2002-Dec 2014ITV
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Thursday, 10 December 2020
Dr SM Crawford
9:58 AM

Where we live, Northowram HX3 7WF we have excellent line-of-sight reception from Emley Moor with a strong, high-quality signal on most multiplexes.

The exception is Channel 36 where reception is iffy and programmes unwatchable. Why is this? Is it something to do with the temporary mast? Is it a directional phenomenon?

Yours sincerely,

Michael Crawford

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Dr SM Crawford
10:02 AM

I see Malcolm's comment on 29/5/2020 at 9:45 refers to the same channel from the same transmitter.

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3:28 PM

Dr SM Crawford:

Whilst Malcolm's problem may well have been due to a transmitter fault which wasn't identified/reported at that time, there was subsequent Planned Engineering at Emley w/c 8/6/20. As you say you should have excellent line of sight reception.
The problem you now see could well be a repeat of the same issue, which might be the reason that there has been major work at Emley since 4/12/20 see…ters

The "temporary" mast was put up in 2017 with the intention of it being in place for 4 years whilst structural work was done at the top of the existing mast. However covid-19 has put pay to the work that was originally planned in 2020, so whether the current work is due to or causing the problem you currently see, we don't know, Arqiva don't normally provide that sort of detail.

You might find interesting reads at This is why there will be TWO Emley Moor masts for four years - YorkshireLive and The up-and-down story of the TV mast at Emley Moor | Yorkshire Post
Using your search engine will find other interesting information.

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Saturday, 19 December 2020
M Ball
4:41 PM

Postcode LS9 6EZ Problem: epg fine on sd produces gibberish on hd Any solutions re transmission/ reception data issues?

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Sunday, 20 December 2020

5:31 AM

M Ball:

There has been some recent major work at Emley (which was previously unlisted) see…ters which supposedly has finished but it wouldn't surprise me if work is carrying on if/when weather permits etc. This may be giving rise to the problem you are seeing. There may be some other cause!

Make sure you are tuned to all the correct UHF channels for Emley, it's possible that during the work if there was no or weak signal you may have got tuned to another transmitter -
Emley's Multiplexes & UHF channels are now as follows, in the order -
PSBs1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ArqA, COM6/ArqB, COM7 HD, & Local
C47, C44, C41, C33, C36, C48, C55, & C39. Whether you get satisfactory reception of COM7 or the Local multiplex will depend on location.

If the problem continues, post back, further information may have come to light.

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Chris.SE's 4,083 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
3:19 PM

Postcode HX62PD
Any known issues with Emley Moor/Halifax MUX Channel 48
All channel on this are garbled/breaking up

All other channels including HD are fine

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peter's 1 post GB flag

10:07 PM


I can't find any reports of problems affecting ArqB/COM6 and the transmitter isn't currently listed for Planned Engineering.
Is the problem still present? Are you receiving COM7 C55 ok?

It might be worth checking that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction (at your location bearing 124 degrees - that's 11 degrees E of SE with rods horizontal) and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old).
Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section.

Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just AN individual or several multiplexes.

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Monday, 8 February 2021
Kevin Gledhill
12:09 PM

At 11:56 am each day my tv reception drops out for a couple of seconds. I live a mile from the Emley moor transmitter. The problem is my digital recorder actually stops the recording as there is no signal. Is there a reason and does anyone know if this will be rectified.

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Kevin Gledhill's 1 post GB flag

2:24 PM

Kevin Gledhill: Emley Moor broadcasts to over 1.5 million homes and is also Arqiva's main transmitter monitoring station, so it is unlikely to be the transmitter cutting out. What is far more likely is that something in your home (or nearby) operating on a timer is switching on at 11:56 each day and causing a brief spike of electrical interference.

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StevensOnln1's 3,602 posts GB flag

11:10 PM

Kevin Gledhill:

I assume your aerial signal is first fed to your Digital Recorder and then to the TV. If you plug the aerial direct to the TV, does the TV still lose signal for a few seconds at 11.56am?

If not, this suggests there could be some setting in your digital recorder that is causing this, go through all the settings and redo any you find you need and delete any that you haven't set/don't need etc.

If the TV still has the same problem, this indicates it's some interference getting into your aerial system as StevensOnln1 has suggested.
Is your aerial fed to any form of booster/distribution amplifier? Do you have any electrical equipment on a timer that switches on (or off) at 11.56am each day?

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